SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The NNF announced a prize money win schedule for any American competing at OPA Cup Finals events. As a pillar project, the OPA Cup represents a priority for NNF funding. The key development trip is funded with $31,000 of NNF trip support. This year, the NNF is raising the stakes for skiers competing by adding a bonus win schedule for any U.S. skiers seeking to compete. Prize money for OPA Cup stage results will follow these guidelines. (All funds in USD.)
- 1st – $2500
- 2nd – $1250
- 3rd – $750
In the event of a pursuit start, the prize money will be awarded based on the top 3 across the line. (Not best times of the day.)
“We have created a consistent platform for our best athletes to compete at the OPA Cup level year after year,” James Southam, Operations Director for the NNF explained, “This offer is similar to our standing offer to cover the cost of an athletes U23/World Junior Championship trip if they reach the podium, encouraging and rewarding those who are performing at the top level of the development step right below the World Cup.”
The funds will be available for this year’s OPA Finals Cup trip beginning in February.